BC-AP Americas Digest
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around. But revelations that the presumed Democratic front-runner sidestepped the government email system as secretary of state suggest she may have a ways to go to make good on that pledge. By Julie Pace and Ken Thomas.
AP Photos, video.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The former wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina says a team of experts she hired concluded that her ex-husband was killed and his body moved to the bathroom where he was found dead. By Paul Byrne and Debora Rey.
HARRISON FORD-PLANE CRASH
LOS ANGELES — Harrison Ford crash-lands his World War II-era airplane after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his years of piloting prowess to bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes in what one expert called a beautifully executed maneuver. By Tami Abdollah and Andrew Dalton.
UNDATED — They lasted only minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. By Jesse J. Holland.
UNITED NATIONS-EQUALITY FOR WOMEN
UNITED NATIONS — The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women is lamenting that a girl born today will be an 81-year-old grandmother before she has the same chance as a man to be CEO of a company — and she will have to wait until she’s 50-years-old to have an equal chance to lead a country. By Edith M. Lederer.
CARACAS, Venezuela — Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela’s capital for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as economic crisis threatens to undo his legacy of lifting many out of poverty. By Fabiola Sanchez.
With: VENEZUELA-CHAVEZ ANNIVERSARY-PHOTO GALLERY.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of indigenous tribes in Suriname present lawmakers with an ambitious proposal urging them to conserve roughly half of the sparsely populated country with a sprawling rainforest hinterland. By David McFadden.
LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia’s interior minister says a retired police general jailed for allegedly enriching himself from the illegal cocaine trade had offered protection to foreign traffickers while in the job. By Carlos Veldez.
BUSINESS & FINANCE:
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers are expected to follow the best three-month burst of hiring in 17 years with another solid round of job gains in February. By Christopher S. Rugaber.
LIMA, Peru — Indigenous communities that sued Occidental Petroleum over contamination in Peru’s northern Amazon have reached an out-of-court settlement in which the U.S.-based oil company will pay them an undisclosed sum. By Franklin Briceno.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
NEW YORK — Exercising regularly has been like a prayer answered for Madonna: The singer says thanks to staying active, she didn’t suffer much after falling during her performance at the Brit Awards. By Mesfin Fekadu.
ANTARCTICA-CHURCH AT WORLD’S END
KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica — Sophrony Kirilov, a 38-year-old Russian priest for the world’s southernmost Eastern Orthodox church who moonlights as a carpenter, rings the bells to call to Mass anybody wanting to pray on this sparsely populated Antarctic island. “In the world there’s no tranquility and silence. But here, it’s quiet enough,” Kirilov says at the Holy Trinity Church, a tiny wooden building perched above a smattering of rugged homes for scientists, cooks and other service workers who call this frozen continent home at least part of the year. By Luis Andres Henao.
AP Photos. AP Interactive.